Benjamin Franklin Plumbing Franchise

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

Min. Liquid Capital: $150,000

Total Investment: $219,805 - $427,112

Net Worth Required: $250,000

Initial Franchise Fee: $43,000

Financing Available: Yes

Training Provided: Yes

No of Existing Units: 264

Company-Owned Units: 10

About Benjamin Franklin Plumbing

Benjamin Franklin Plumbing® helps residential service franchisees reach personal and professional goals by focusing on people, processes and profits. As part of the Authority Brands family, the business support you will receive from us is backed by a time-tested system that helps franchisees reach new growth levels and capture their dreams.

Join over 100 franchisees operating in over 250 locations across the USA.

When you join the Ben Franklin team you will be in business for yourself, but you will never be alone. With a Benjamin Franklin Plumbing franchise you can eliminate the guesswork of starting your own business and reap the rewards of a proven business model.

Why Benjamin Franklin Plumbing?

Ben Franklin’s 5-year cumulative same store growth is 35 percent compared to the industry average of 13 percent.* That track record along with our unique selling proposition: If there’s any delay, it’s you we pay!® sets us apart from our competition and forms the very foundation of our franchise operations.

Our Ben Franklin business model delivers:

  • BuyMax Alliance®, our affiliate group purchasing organization with negotiated pricing that can save you thousands of dollars on the products and services you will use everyday PLUS purchase incentives and high margin private branded products.
  • Success Academy™, our award-winning affiliate company with on-demand technical and business management training.
  • Demonstrated business management processes and proprietary software give you the insight you need to run a more efficient and profitable business.
  • Local marketing support and national brand recognition helps you grow your business. You will tap into our online marketing toolbox for on-demand customizable advertising support. Marketing field managers provide one-on-one expert assistance to maximize your marketing reach and stretch consumer advertising dollars.

*Based on 2014 – 2018 data comparatives from industry research leader IbisWorld.

Ideal Candidate

  • Are you a licensed plumber who dreams of owning your own service business?
  • Are you currently a home service business owner looking to diversify?
  • Do you already own a successful plumbing business that you would like to grow to the next level?
  • Are you an investor/entrepreneur? Investing in a Ben Franklin franchise is easy for entrepreneurs of all kinds. Let us show you what it takes to get started.

All our Ben Franklin franchisees come from different backgrounds and have varying financial histories. They have different levels of experience in commercial and residential service. Some started their businesses with us, others converted.

All our franchise owners:

  • Recognize the value of a time-tested system and a solid business model.
  • Focus on growing their company by working on their business – they’re not out in a truck.
  • Commit to delivering a premium customer service experience. Experiences that people want to repeat.
  • Develop a professional team that confidently and positively represents the company.
  • Appreciate that they can do so much more as a group of like-minded contractors. More than they ever could as an individual business.

Training And Support

Franchisees have access to Success Academy™ an award-winning affiliate company of Clockwork, Inc., which provides on-demand business management and technical training for plumbing, HVACR and electrical service professionals.

  • BOOT Week (Branded Operations Orientation Training) for new franchisees
  • Webinars, online registration
  • Interactive online modules – more than 5,000 people actively taking courses in 2018; 150,000+ course completions in last two years
  • In-person, Instructor-led Classes – offered at a variety of US locations, topics include increasing average tickets, add-on sales, more
  • Technical Learning, combines online, homework and on-the-job training

New franchisees receive hands-on support from a franchise business consultant. Our OpX manual numbers nearly 1,500 pages and covers all the operational aspects of running a successful skilled trade business, including conversion to the Clockwork brand.

  • Putting your business plan together and opening your business
  • Re-branding procedures and customer communications
  • Human resources, safety and administrative procedures
  • Customer service
  • Business planning, inventory management and financial reporting
  • Marketing, promotion and networking through professional organizations
  • Marketing Field Support provides franchisees with one-on-one expert assistance to maximize their local market presence and stretch advertising dollars
  • Giving back to the community


“The franchise has definitely been an edge for us. I think the name Ben Franklin is an easily recognizable name, and I think we have built a good image. We’ve always been kind of the number one plumber in our markets because of that so I think the benefits to employees is definitely plenty of work” – Daniel Gagne, franchisee in the San Francisco Bay Area, CA

“We had done a lot of research on Benjamin Franklin Plumbing. It was something that Bruce and I really wanted, it really attracted us. The processes. It works. The training. It works. And the customer focus.” – Madonna Forthofer, franchisee in Kansas City, MO

“I was a trades guy. I wanted to grow a business but really didn’t have the skills to do it. If you have the drive and determination and want to learn, the network is very open to helping you.” – Aaron Hagan, franchisee in NW AR and Oklahoma City, OK

"We entered in the home services business in 1959, my grandfather started the business, and my dad came on after school and I came on after school and my three sons as they are starting to graduate. The benefits of franchise really take me back to 2003 when my father and I had a discussion and he said Scott it’s a 45 year-old family business and it’s your choice. You can try and do it independently or you can hook up with these brands.” – Scott Rohrer, franchisee in Lancaster, PA

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